Bridgestone Golf Tour B 2020 Lineup

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  • JDFishJDFish Pickerington, OhioMembers  974WRX Points: 194Handicap: 6.6Posts: 974 Golden Tee
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    I plan on doing so the next nice day with good/dry course conditions. I've played both this year, at different times, and they seem to give me similar results.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9.0 Fujikura Ventus Black TS 6S
    Callaway Epic Flash 3+ wood Fujikura Ventus Blue TS 7S
    Callaway XR 5 wood
    Taylormade GAPR 3 Mid KBS 80 S
    Mizuno JPX 919 HMP Nippon N.S.Pro Modus3 Tour 120S - 4-A
    Mizuno  54* Nippon N.S.Pro Modus3 Tour 120S
    Odyssey Stroke Lab #1 33"
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  • bryanwmilburnbryanwmilburn Members  1487WRX Points: 59Posts: 1,487 Platinum Tees
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    How’s the launch on the BX? Any comparison to AVX in launch?

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    Driver: Ping G410 LST 9 w/ Accra RPG 762 M5+
    3 wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour 3 wood 14.5 with Mitsubishi Tensei White Pro 75X
    Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue 11 19 degrees with Alidla RIP 85X
    Irons: Mizuno MP20 HMB 3, MMC 5-6, MB 7-PW w/ KBS C Taper 130X
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 50, 54 w/KBS 610 S+, TaylorMade Hi-Toe 62
    Putter: TBD
    Ball: Snell MTBX
  • ace036ace036 Members  2085WRX Points: 146Handicap: +1.5Posts: 2,085 Platinum Tees
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    For those who’ve tested or game the 2020 BX and BXS, would you please share some feedback on their durability? How easy are they to cut with full and partial wedge shots into greens?

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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5° - Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 757x
    Titleist TS3 16.5° - Fujikura Ventus Red 7x
    Srixon Z U85 20° - KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 85 s+
    Srixon Z 785 (4-PW) - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
    Titleist SM7 50.12F - KBS C-Taper Lite 115x
    Titleist SM7 54.08M (55°) - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
    Titleist SM7 60.12D - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125s
    Bettinardi Studio Reserve JAM-F
  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3031WRX Points: 1,282Posts: 3,031 Titanium Tees
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    Durability is great on all the balls. After multiple holes and bunker shots I didnt see any if at all markings on the covers when I tested the B XS and RX

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    Epic Flash / Apex / Epic / MD4 / Phantom X5.5 + Pro 2.0 TS / ATMOS TS Blue / Pro 2.0 / Nippon

  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members  335WRX Points: 191Posts: 335 Greens
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    Can someone help me out! I currently play the Pro V1x. Am a high spin player. I'm not a super long hitter either. Used to play TP5x but was just to low spin around the greens. I like the V1x but don't feel it is as long as the TP5x. I want a ball to bring down my flight but also keep the distance. Sort of like the AVX but again green side spin is the issue.

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  • MorryMorry Members  929WRX Points: 84Handicap: 6.5Posts: 929 Golden Tee
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    Not sure what "super-long" is, but Rx or Bx depending on speed is what I recommend

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    Ping G410 12.0 -  EvenFlow Blue 65 6.5 / VA Nemesys 65 S 
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 760 4-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 60 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Tour Shaft 
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  • rkelso184rkelso184 Members  335WRX Points: 191Posts: 335 Greens
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    I don't know my driver SS. Iron SS is around 85mph. My driver carry would be around 220m.

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    Ping G410 12.0 -  EvenFlow Blue 65 6.5 / VA Nemesys 65 S 
    TM M6 5W - Fuji Evo III 757 S
    Srixon U65 18* - EvenFlow Blue 85 6.0
    Taylormade 760 4-P - Modus 105-X
    Cleveland RTX-4 52, 56, 60 - Modus wedge 115,115,125
    Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works - Stability Tour Shaft 
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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members  4767WRX Points: 520Posts: 4,767 Titanium Tees
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    How does a ball designed specifically for TW work for ANYONE else out there?

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  • spartY84spartY84 Members  99WRX Points: 83Posts: 99 Fairways
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    When it has more mid-iron/ short iron spin than 95% of balls and you need all the spin you can get? You could say that about every ball. You think Taylormade and Titleist don't work with their players on TP5/Prov1?

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  • herbert7890herbert7890 San AntonioMembers  351WRX Points: 215Handicap: 4Posts: 351 Greens
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    you are correct there with spin. The Bxs has lots of spin in irons and wedges, probably even more than Prov1x. Its between Snell MTB-X and 2020 BXS as the spinniest ball with irons/wedges.

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    TaylorMade SIM Driver (set to 7.5 Degrees)
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 3-Wood
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL Irons
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 50 Degrees
    Vokey Custom SM8 (56 and 60)
    Scotty Cameron Special Select 2020 Newport 2

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  • chucknorrischucknorris Members  1WRX Points: 7Posts: 1 Starters
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    2019 BX- loved it. This was my favorite Tour ball. Controlled spin, rarely backed up wedges (which is a good thing for me). Consistent around green. Longer than ZStar and V1x for me. Plus, when you putt using the "tour BX" print line, a perfect stroke looks bad-**** as the B logo just looks like a solid black dot from the side as the ball rolls.😁

    2020 BX- felt softer. But I definitely lose 1/2 club or more into the wind vs'19 model. Tested head to head, '19 model consistently outperformed the newest model for me.

    *Did not try BXS

    +3 hdcp, 107 mph avg driver SS, 2200-2400rpm.

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  • blkjazzblkjazz Members  344WRX Points: 121Posts: 344 Greens
    Joined:  edited May 4, 2020 5:26pm #374

    Mmm... I'm 70 years old. Swing speed considerably less than 105. The last time on a monitor a few years ago I think it was around 88. Average total drive 230-240ish. I tried the 2020 B RSX and found it to be ok but I didn't like it as well as the current ProV1 or the old B XS. I played the 2020 B XS my last round and liked it better than ProV1 and much better than the B RXS. I left with more money than I came with so it worked pretty good for me. I loved it off the tee, second shots, around the green and putting.

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    Titleist 917 D2 9.5 deg.
    Titleist 917F 16.5 deg.
    Titleist 917F 21 deg.
    Titleist 718 AP3 4-PW
    Mizuno MP 32 PW 47 deg.
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52 deg.
    Titleist Vokey SM7 58 deg.
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
    Joined:  edited May 5, 2020 9:52pm #375

    I think it’s the most durable urethane cover I’ve ever played. I also think inside 80yds it spins more than anything on the market.

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
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    not like tiger and bridgestone.....nothing is as crazy as that detailed relationship...... as we know TM designed a ball and gave it to Rory to try.....he liked it and then actually switched to the TP5 from the X....so he didnt have any input on that ball

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  • t4t3rt4t3r Members  3049WRX Points: 392Posts: 3,049 Titanium Tees
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    Liking the B XS I’ve been trying out on the course from those free/cheap promo packs. Last thing I need is more golf balls but in for a few dozen from the Mortons sale.

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    Ping G410 LST 10.5* - PX HZRDUS Yellow 6.5
    Titleist TS2 16.5* - Diamana S+ 72x
    Callaway Epic Flash 20* - TBD
    Bridgestone J40 CB 4-PW - DG Tour Issue AMT X100
    Bridgestone J15 50.08 - DG Tour Issue S400
    Callaway MD4 54.10S - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58.12 - DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Milspec 350g
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
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  • bigd231bigd231 Members  1WRX Points: 6Posts: 1 Starters
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    I've had plenty of time on my hands through "lockdown" over here in Aus and a golf course round the corner from my house so I've taken the opportunity to do a fair amount of testing on the 2020 line.

    Now I'm no where near being a particularly good golfer, playing off 16 so some differences could definitely be put down to the Indian rather than the arrow

    The first ball I could rule out for me was the X. Felt like a rock and I just couldn't get along with it at all and unfortunately my swing speed is nowhere near fast enough to harness the potential of the ball.

    In comparison the XS was much more friendly in terms of feel and performance wise was much more controllable and responded well when I put a good strike on it. Out of all 4 it probably felt the best off the tee for me.

    Now to the two that were probably always going to be more in my wheel house.


    I'll start off by saying I wasn't a huge fan of the feel of either of them off of the tee. Even when struck well they always felt like I hadn't quite got them, but both would routinely carry 10-15m further than I would have thought after I'd hit them. The rx probably marginally longer as would be expected.

    Fairly similar performance on full shots into the green. The greens at my local course are fairly receptive anyway so stopping power isn't normally an issue.

    Short game is where I noticed the biggest difference. The rxs had much more stopping power on mid range pitches and short chips compared to the rx and felt noticeably better off of the putter

    Overall comparing all 4 they match up well with how they're classified by Bridgestone so no real surprises, but if I had to rank them in terms of overall performance and feel for me it would be:

    RXS - clear winner all things considered. Good control around the green and not giving up much distance on the others in the end. Feels a bit dead off the driver though.

    RX - Not a great feel off the tee but good results, long, lowish spin helped keep it a bit straighter.

    On average I was 3-5 shots better per round with the rx and rxs compared to the others

    XS - probably felt the best out of all 4 and very rewarding on the days I was capable of putting a good strike on it. Definitely on the list if I out grow the rxs

    X just did not get along with it at all, felt like a rock and couldn't get along with the lower spin around the greens


    One concern I've had with all 4 of these balls is the cover durability. As someone who generally plays a ball for multiple rounds as long as they don't disappear in the trees or go for a swim, I've found they reach a certain point then all of sudden start scuffing up really quickly.

    Same with dirt marks as well. They seem to stay clean for a few holes even with a few trips into bunkers, bare patches or rough but once they actually pick up some dirt you're cleaning big chunks of dirt off every hole... First world problems I know 😂


    Anyway that's my wrap on these balls from a decidedly average golfer.

    Cheers

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  • texasdavetexasdave Members  1728WRX Points: 191Handicap: 5.6Posts: 1,728 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited May 15, 2020 4:10pm #379

    Count me as a convert to the Tour Bx from the Pro v1x.

    Even though i don't have the recommended swing speed i have hit some of my longest drives in a while over the last four rounds i've used the ball.

    I also like the way it performs in the wind, no ballooning for me.

    Just put in an order for the 4/3 special.

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    . TaylorMade M4 9.5*
    Taylormade M4 Tour 3wood
    Nike VRS 18* & 21* Hybrids
    TaylorMade P790 5-PW
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 50..54..58
    Nike Method Matter B 1/07
    Titleist Pro v1x
  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
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    Try the Tour B ball. Def lower spin off driver and irons, but softer cover has more spin around the greens. Also has the more durable urethane cover in golf imho.

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3608WRX Points: 619Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,608 Titanium Tees
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    Any low cap guys compare last years X and XS to the 2020? Any significant change? I'm on my last box and play the XS. Did a lot of testing last year to choose the XS. It was lower spin on irons, more accurate off irons and driver...easy choice.

    Would love a firmer feel off the putter but won't give up how controllable the XS is.

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  • jjmurryjjmurry Washington, DCMembers  279WRX Points: 109Handicap: 1.5Posts: 279 Greens
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    Interested in switching to either the BX or BXS. Currently I play the TP5X but don't love the lack of spin around the greens. I'm about 112-115 mph with driver for refrence. I've played the BX a few times, but didn't love the excessive height on my drives. Do you think that the BXS will launch a fraction lower in addition to the additional spin around the greens?

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    Taylormade SIM - Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM Rocket 3W - Motore X F1 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI - Tensei CK Pro Orange 95X Hybrid
    Srixon ZForged PW-4i - Oban CT 125
    Srixon RTX4 50*, 54*, 58* - S400
    Ping Anser 2
    Taylormade TP5X
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  • hammergolfhammergolf St. LouisMembers  381WRX Points: 190Handicap: 3Posts: 381 Greens
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    You’ll really like the new Tour B X. It’s softer than last years model, but firmer than the XS. Much more spin around the greens on the new ball.

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    Ping G400 Max 9 Tour 65 Stiff
    Ping G410 3wd @ 15.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 7wd @ 19.5 flat Tensei Orange Stiff
    Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Stiff
    Ping G25 5-PW Steelfiber i95
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50*, 56* @ 55, 60* Modus 105 Stiff
    Evnroll TR8 33"
  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members  12005WRX Points: 506Posts: 12,005 Titanium Tees
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    Huge fan of the '18 Tour BX, just ordered a dozen of the 2020 version to try out. The greens are starting to get quick so it should be a good time to compare greenside spin.

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    SIM 9.0°, Atmos Black 7x
    Flash SZ 18°, VTS Silver 8x
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21°, Recoil 110

    X Forged '18  5-P, PX 6.5
    MD Forged 50/54/58
    SM6 62M

    Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT 11s
    Tour BX



  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6654WRX Points: 581Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,654 Titanium Tees
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    Likewise. I'd be interested to get your thoughts on how they compare. Keep us posted!

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  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members  12005WRX Points: 506Posts: 12,005 Titanium Tees
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    I've played two rounds with it so far, and it's pretty nice indeed. I think it spins a little more greenside and mid to short irons appear to bit really well. Off the driver, the 2020 feels a little bit softer and IMO it launches slightly higher. Both balls hold their line very well in wind but I think the 2020 might carry a few yards more off the driver.

    I prefer the alignment aid on the previous version though, but a black Sharpie fixes that.

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    SIM 9.0°, Atmos Black 7x
    Flash SZ 18°, VTS Silver 8x
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21°, Recoil 110

    X Forged '18  5-P, PX 6.5
    MD Forged 50/54/58
    SM6 62M

    Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT 11s
    Tour BX



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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6654WRX Points: 581Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,654 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited May 27, 2020 11:07pm #388

    Thanks. Would you say it's softer overall? My one complaint about the '18 version is that it's a touch clicky.

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